Europe-based countertenor MEILI LI is known for his" hugely attractive voice" "unwavering, clean countertenor" (Brian Dickie; Opera). He is the first Chinese countertenor to receive western conservatoire education and to have an international career.

 

Meili has a wide range of repertoire: from Renaissance lute songs to Romantic German Lieder, French Mélodie, English and contemporary art-songs; from Baroque operas, oratorios and cantatas, early Classical operas to 20th and 21st century operas. He has convincing interpretations of music in different genres, styles and languages.

In recent years, he performed in Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera,Concertgebouw, Birmingham Opera, Hungarian State Opera, London Handel Festival, Barbican Centre, Tête a Tête Opera, Municipal theatre of Fontainebleau. His roles include Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hungarian State Opera; Spirito in L'Orfeo, ROH; Cherub(understudy) in Figaro Gets a Divorce, WNO; Astron in The Ice Break Tippett BOC ;Nireno in Giulio Cesare, Concertgebouw; Marco Fabio in Lucio Papirio Dittatore Hasse,LHF; Title role in San Giovanni Battista Stradella; Fox/Coachman in The Adventure of Pinocchio Dove; Artemis in Phaedra Henze, Guildhall. He participated in the premiers of several new operas written for him including Narkissus and Reflektions, Opera Makers,ROH, and The Last Seed, Tête a tête. Recently, he performed an excerpt from the new opera The Remarkable Rocket in BBC Radio 3. He also took part in the premier of Monteverdi's master piece L'Orfeo in Royal Opera House.

 

李梅里,旅欧假声男高音歌唱家。被评价为“极为吸引人的声音”“温暖,穿透力极强的高男高音”“毫不动摇,纯净的声音”(Bachtrack,《Opera》杂志等)。作为中国唯一接受西方系统音乐教育并活跃于国际舞台的假声男高音歌唱家,他擅长曲目广泛,从文艺复兴歌曲,到德奥与英法艺术歌曲;从巴洛克歌剧、清唱剧与室内乐,以及早期古典主义歌剧,到现当代先锋派音乐作品与歌剧。对不同时期、语言和风格的音乐的诠释都十分具有说服力。

近年来在欧洲,李梅里的身影逐渐活跃在英国皇家歌剧院、威尔士国家歌剧院、阿姆斯特丹音乐厅,伯明翰歌剧院,匈牙利国家歌剧院、伦敦亨德尔音乐节、巴比肯艺术中心、法国枫丹白露剧院、泰特歌剧等重要歌剧舞台上。他出演的角色包括《凯撒大帝》《里纳尔多》《施洗者约翰》中的标题主角、《仲夏夜之梦》中“仙王奥伯伦”、《狄奥多拉》中“迪蒂穆斯”、《菲德拉》中“狩猎神阿忒弥斯”、《匹诺曹历险记》中“狐狸”和“赶车人”等等。近两年来他亦参演了几部为他创作的新歌剧首演,如皇家歌剧院“歌剧制作”项目《纳喀索斯与倒影》和泰特歌剧院《最后的种子》。他更在蒙特威尔第《奥菲欧》的英国皇家歌剧院首演制作中担纲“精灵”一角。

作为青年歌唱家,李梅里目前已与多位世界顶尖音乐家与团体有过合作,如Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Laurence Cummings, Andrew Gourlay 和伯明翰城市交响乐团,Christopher Moulds 和皇家歌剧院早期乐团,Justin Brown和威尔士国家歌剧院乐团,Tim Redmond, Dominic Wheeler, Graham Vick,Michael Boyd,Martin Lloyds-Evans,Lawrence Zazzo,Patricia Bardon, Rachel Podger和Margaret Faultless 等。同时,他的足迹也遍布世界各地音乐厅,曾在伦敦、爱丁堡、伯明翰、布达佩斯、卡迪夫、阿姆斯特丹、巴塞罗那、巴黎、柏林、汉堡、莱比锡、北京、上海、杭州、香港、广州、雅加达以及首尔等地举办演出和独唱音乐会。他曾与塞内西诺巴洛克乐团前往英国、德国和中国进行巡演,并与乐团合作录制专辑《选择与渴求的变奏曲》。曾受邀作为嘉宾参加湖南卫视,江苏卫视,北京电视台等节目录制,个人专访刊登于南方人物周刊,南方周末,《人物》月刊,信息时报,纽约时报中文网和众多自媒体中。近期在英国BBC Radio 3古典音乐频道演唱为其创作的歌剧作品。

Meili studied countertenor with Professor Dengying Zhao from Central conservatoire of Music while pursuing his BA degree in film making and philosophy at Peking University. He then studied singing under Michael Chance at the Royal Academy of Music with the support of Kohn Foundation. In 2013 he received an MA in Vocal Studies with Distinction and a DipRAM award for his excellent performance in his final recital, being one of the few students in the history of the Royal Academy to receive full marks. He has completed his Artist Diploma with Distinction on the opera course at Guildhall School of Music and

Drama in 2015, under the tuition of Yvonne Kenny, with the support of the Salter's Company, Leverhulme Trust, Independent Opera, Farinelli Award and Prof. Dr. Ninon Colneric. He is also a fellow of Independent Opera.

 

He won the Farinelli Prize in London Handel singing competition 2016.

Meili has worked with world-renowned musicians, directors and orchestras such as Sir John Elliot Gardiner, Laurence Cummings, Andrew Gourlay and CBSO, Christopher Moulds and early ensemble of ROH, Justin Brown and WNO orchestra, Rachel Podger, Margaret Faultless, Dominique Wheeler, Tim Redmond, Graham Vick, Michael Boyd, Martin Lloyds-Evans, Lawrence Zazzo and Patricia Bardon. He has performed in various countries including UK, Germany, China, France, Italy, Holland, Spain, Korea, Hungary, Indonesia. He has had two concert tours in China in November 2016 and March 2017.

 

 

李梅里本科毕业于北京大学,专攻影视编导和哲学并获文学学士学位;同时师从中央音乐学院赵登营教授学习高男高音演唱。后被英国皇家音乐学院(Royal Academy of Music)全奖录取,师从世界著名高男高音歌唱家Michael Chance CBE攻读声乐硕士,期间获学院最高荣誉DipRAM称号,并成为英皇200多年校史以来第二个满分毕业的学生;随后又于伦敦盖德霍尔音乐与戏剧学院 (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)师从世界顶尖女高音歌唱家Yvonne Kenny 学习并以“优秀”(Distinction)成绩获得歌剧表演的高级艺术家文凭,毕业后获得英国Independent Opera Fellowship。

 

在2016年亨德尔歌唱比赛中,他一举获得法里内利大奖。